Saturday, June 18, 2011
I got a permit for 8 nights in the Grand Canyon, but for whatever reason I wasn't really feeling it. The Tonto trail seems a little boring, especially if it's crazy hot and you don't bring a good book to read. Harvey Butchart's Grand Canyon Treks is not a good book to read. I went down the Tanner trail, east to the Little Colorado on the Beamer trail, then back further west on the Escalante route and the Tonto trail, and up South Kaibab in 4 nights. Then I drove around to the North Rim.
NPS has excellent trail descriptions here.